Has anyone tried a standing desk (or something more creative)?

Hrishikesh Pardeshi

Hrishikesh Pardeshi

Hey everyone!

I have never really been creative with my home desk but curious to know if people here have tried out options like standing desks, treadmill desks (have only heard about them) etc.?

How do you ideally set it up? And what’s been your experience with it?



Here's what our users had to say:

  • Cathy T said "Hey Stella, I have tried standing desk at home and it works amazing! I actually have a height-adjustable desk so that I can switch between sitting and standing - bought it from a shop nearby. I have heard you also get converters that help you turn your regular desk to a standing desk. Hope this helps!"

  • Stella Russo said "That’s amazing Cathy! Thanks for sharing this :-)"

  • Lucas Wagner said "Standing desks have always intrigued me but I can never imagine working while standing. I don’t know if it just a mental block but I have always associated work with sitting. Just for my benefit, why would one get standing desks?"

  • Hrishikesh Pardeshi said "I have always associated work with sitting Same here Lucas. But then I read a bit about standing desks and seems the advocates say that it reduces the risk of shoulder/ back pain. Also, of course, a standing desk by design would push you towards expending more calories :-)"

  • Lucas Wagner said "haha, it seems to make sense as a concept. Somehow the execution isn’t for me, I think :P"

  • Hrishikesh Pardeshi said "Haha, people like us are better off using comfortable chairs then ;-)"

  • Anna Rogers said "I really want to but the costs are prohibitive. What has your experience been @cathyt?"

  • Sumit said "I am personally not too comfortable with standing desks because of certain back problems, but know a remote working couple who swears by it. It helps them burn more calories, motivates them to walk around and in general makes for a more active lifestyle. They’re constantly on the move so they try and create makeshift desks wherever possible by using objects of daily use - smaller tables, cartons, books or stools. I think as long as you can get it to a proper height, it works well :)"

  • Karthik Sridharan said "This is pretty nifty. Let me try it sometime this week!"

  • Stella Russo said "Wow, that’s pretty neat! Also, cost effective ;-)"

  • Artjom Vassiljev said "I love it, but I wouldn’t recommend to stand the whole day. Based on the research it’s actually less healthy than sitting all day. However if you stand a little, sit, move to get coffee, etc, then it’s much better. I stand roughly 30% of the day, and the rest of the time I sit."